Area Sports

Kirk defense keys victory

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor In the waning minutes of Friday’s Kirk-Marshall game, it looked as though the Raiders would drop their second straight disappointing game. They had led the Patriots 20-6 in the second only to see them rally to lead 22-20. Marshall was putting together a drive that would seal the deal on…

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Missed chances cost Raiders

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor It was a game that Kirk Academy Head Coach Ken Chandler felt good about his team’s chances. After a tough start to the 2019 season, the Raiders took on defending Class A champion Tunica Academy on the road. It was a game of missed opportunities for Kirk. The Raiders had…

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Chargers use big play to down Neshoba

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor The Grenada Chargers spent the entire summer preparing for Friday’s season opener at Neshoba Central. Heading into the summer, GHS knew they would face one of the top rushing teams in the state. The Rockets dynamic changed when former GHS Head Coach Brian Anderson was named offensive coordinator ad brought…

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Lady Chargers sweep Winona

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Taking one of her most inexperienced teams into a season, Grenada High School slow pitch softball Coach Leslie Lancaster took her team to Winona Tuesday to open the season. They sent seven new faces into the doubleheader. Early on, they played like a young team and found a way to…

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Cubs win World Series title

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor The Grenada Cubs have come so close to winning a Dizzy Dean World Series title over the past three years. They have a runnerup finish and came within a game of playing for another championship. This season, they set their sights on the Junior Championship at Snowden Grove Park. The…

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Former GHS standout gives back to Grenada

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Youngsters from Grenada and a number of surrounding communities took part in the first Genard Avery Youth Football Camp at Grenada High School. A total of 200 kids registered for the four-hour camp. The event was organized and run by former Grenada High School standout and current Cleveland Brown Genard…

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Red Hots ease to big win over Divas

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Teams at the Grenada Youth League were in full action both Thursday and Friday of last week. Here is what happened in Thursday’s games. Farm League Layne Hart McLendon and Maddox Rainey both had homeruns to lead the Mud Bugs to a 13-6 win over the Fireballs. Cole Sullivan and…

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GYL teams have busy start to year

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Grenada Youth League teams dodged forecasted rains for both Thursday and Friday and were able to play a full slate of games both days. The majority of Friday’s games were highly-competitive with the final outcome being either one or two runs. One of the most exciting games came in the…

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Kirk Academy honors athletes

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Before a big crowd, Kirk Academy parents and supporters gathered Tuesday at the gymnasium to honor the accomplishments of its athletes, both on and off the field. With the exception of the state track meet participants, the 2018-19 sports season has come to a close at the school. Awards were…

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